Glades at a Glance

GCSO seeking teens for Explorers MOORE HAVEN — Sheriff David Hardin, is always looking for ways to offer greater opportunities to the youth of Glades County. Sheriff Hardin is considering starting a Florida Sheriff’s Explorers’ Chapter, the Explorers will be trained in law enforcement techniques, traffic control, basic law and principles along with firearms training. […]

Glades County Road Watch Report for week of Sept. 16

GLADES COUNTY US 27 at Fish Eating Creek: Maintenance project: Crews will be cleaning drainage structures near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. US 27 from the Hendry County line to the Highlands County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping the medians during daytime […]

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for Glades County

GLADES COUNTY — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers in Glades County (southwest of Highway 27). Applicants must pass a criminal history check, have no fish or wildlife law violations, and possess a valid, working email address. To learn more about […]

Glades County employees’ generosity gets rewarded

United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties’ local manager, Lisa Sands, presented an award on behalf of the organization to Glades’ employees, who made $2,600 in total contributions and ran “a great campaign, for making our community a better place for all of us,” she told the county commission at its regular meeting Monday […]

YOUR Government Watch

These upcoming meetings of local elected officials, scheduled during the next several weeks, are open to the public. As voters, YOU the public employ these people, and they’re spending the tax dollars that you pay them for your municipal services. At these meetings, they decide how, when and where to do so, and what will […]

New tourism video planned for Glades

Tourism promoters for Glades County soon will be putting a slick new lure into their bait bucket, having accepted a $5,000 grant from Visit Florida and a proposal from Marketing Alliance Inc. of Punta Gorda to produce an overview video about local attractions. Tourism Development Council members at their last meeting, Aug. 24, acknowledged the […]

Glades County Road Watch Report for week of Sept. 2

US 27 at Fish Eating Creek: Maintenance project: Crews will be cleaning drainage structures near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. US 27 from the Hendry County line to the Highlands County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping the medians […]

Glades EDC annual dinner is Sept. 6

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Economic Development Council will present its 2018 annual dinner on Thursday evening, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building in Moore Haven. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP no later than Friday, Aug. 31, by email to info@gladesedc.com or by calling 863-946-0300. The keynote […]

August News from the property appraiser

GLADES COUNTY — By this time, Glades County residents you should have received their 2018 Notice of Proposed Taxes (also known as the TRIM notice or Truth-in-Millage). This is not a tax bill. You will receive a bill from the Office of the Tax Collector in November 2018. This notice contains your property’s market value […]

Glades County working on contract with manager choice

GLADES COUNTY — Glades County commissioners heard an update from Glades County Attorney Richard Pringle on the progress of talks with a prospective new county chief executive as their search approached the four-month mark Monday. They voted unanimously that evening to affirm his direction in the negotiations and recess their regular meeting to Thursday night, […]